LA Boxing Laces Up for Major Expansion Bout in Orange County, CA
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (August 06, 2012) – LA Boxing®, the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness franchise, inked a franchise agreement with local Orange County resident, Mike Lindsay, to open the growing fitness franchise’s ninth gym in Orange County, the company announced today.
“I first walked into LA Boxing as a gym member looking for a new fitness challenge. I have always been fitness minded and involved in athletics, so LA Boxing was a new, exciting workout for me,” Lindsay said, who has been a private tennis coach for more than 15 years in Orange County. “Once I was there, I was able to see a great system in place—I was inspired by the concept and saw a place where people can have an exciting gym experience. I knew that it was something I wanted to be involved in and began pursuing the franchise opportunity.”
The new agreement is part of a larger expansion plan by the brand, which plans to bring upwards of 10 additional locations to the Orange County area by 2014. With a strong presence in the market, the company has existing locations in Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Yorba Linda.
“Based in Santa Ana, we see firsthand that alternatives to large, impersonal fitness centers are in high demand throughout Orange County. Orange County is one the most fitness-conscious places in the world, and expanding our presence throughout our home market seems like the ideal next step for our brand,” said Philip Jacobs, LA Boxing Director of Franchise Development.
LA Boxing focuses on fun, efficient and effective group boxing workouts and intense one-on-one personal training in a clean, welcoming and friendly environment, taught by instructors with actual fighting experience. Unlike individual workouts at most gyms, LA Boxing’s group classes are filled with a mix of all fitness levels and, although intense in nature, members are encouraged to workout at their own pace. While gaining intangible growth in self-confidence and determination, members have the ability to burn up to 1,000 calories in hour-long classes.
The bright colors, clean environment, and well-organized layout break down the conventional image of a boxing gym. Each LA Boxing is outfitted with a designated area for rows of heavy punching bags, speed bags, a boxing ring, an MMA area, and cardio and strength equipment. LA Boxing has thoroughly researched and tested all components of its concept—location and layout, equipment mix, marketing plans, staff responsibilities, and class schedules, among others.
With nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 50 in the development pipeline, expansion throughout California is part of the company’s strategic franchise expansion plan which calls for more than 220 locations to open nationwide by 2015. The gyms will be concentrated in most major U.S. cities including Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle, among others.
For more information on LA Boxing or franchise opportunities, visit http://laboxing.com/franchising/ or contact Philip Jacobs at: (714) 668-0911 or email@example.com.
About LA Boxing
LA Boxing® is the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness franchise with nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 60 in various stages of development. The LA Boxing Workout™—aimed at suburban men, women, and children—which burns 800-1,000 calories per hour, is taught by professionally-trained boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial arts fighters. For more information about LA Boxing, visit http://laboxing.com/